The Sears headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, seen in this November 17, 2004 file photo. REUTERS/John Gress By John Gress
Sears Holdings Corp. said Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, it plans to close 100 to 120 of its Sears and Kmart stores as its holiday sales disappointed and it looks to reduce costs. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) By AP
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) -- Sears Holdings Corp. has announced plans to close six stores in Illinois, two months after the company got a hefty tax credit for dropping a threat to move its headquarters out of state.
The stores include a Sears in Alton, a Sears Grand/Essentials in McHenry, Kmarts in Oak Lawn, Zion and Peru and a The Great Indoors store in Lombard.
The Illinois Legislature and Gov. Pat Quinn approved a $150 million tax credit for the Hoffman Estates-based retailer in December after the company threatened to move its headquarters.
Less than two weeks later, the company announced plans to shutter up to 120 Sears and Kmart stores, but no Illinois outlets were on that list.
The company laid off 100 workers at its headquarters outside of Chicago earlier this month.